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    UK asks public to respect coronavirus lockdown

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 10:06pm on March 24, 2020

    Britain’s leaders on Tuesday urged people to respect an unprecedented countrywide lockdown, saying that following advice to stay at home would stop people dying of...

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    Italy sees drop in COVID-19 deaths

    Agence France-Presse . Rome | Updated at 04:00pm on March 24, 2020

    Italy reported a second successive drop in daily deaths and infections from a coronavirus that has nevertheless claimed more than 6,000 lives in a month...

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    European clinical trial starts

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 01:45am on March 24, 2020

    A European clinical trial involving some 3,200 people has been launched to test four possible experimental treatments against the coronavirus. The four treatments to be...

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    Coronavirus pandemic accelerating, WHO warns as death toll crosses 15,000

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva, Switzerland | Updated at 01:13am on March 24, 2020

    The new coronavirus pandemic is clearly ‘accelerating’, the World Health Organization warned Monday, but said it was still possible to change its trajectory by going...

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    Italy bans travel to slow virus deaths

    Agence France-Presse . Rome | Updated at 12:54am on March 24, 2020

    Italy banned domestic travel and shut down a range of industries on Monday in a last-ditch push against the spread of a coronavirus that has...

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    Governments battle coronavirus pandemic

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:46am on March 24, 2020

    More than one billion people have been asked to stay home in over 50 countries and territories around the world as governments battle the coronavirus...

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    US-China war of words deepens over coronavirus origins

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 09:50pm on March 23, 2020

    A war of words between Beijing and Washington over COVID-19 intensified Monday after the Chinese embassy in France suggested that the outbreak of what president...

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    Merkel quarantined

    Agence-France-Presse . Germany | Updated at 09:42pm on March 23, 2020

    Chancellor Angela Merkel was on Sunday in quarantine after meeting a doctor who tested positive for the novel coronavirus, as Germany further tightens rules on...

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    2 more doctors die from coronavirus in France

    Agence France-Presse . Strasbourg, France | Updated at 09:36pm on March 23, 2020

    Two more doctors have died after contracting the coronavirus in France, officials said on Monday, a day after the country reported the first death of...

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    France to use helicopters, drones to enforce coronavirus restrictions

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 01:08am on March 23, 2020

    France is calling up helicopters and drones to boost the government’s attempts to keep people in their homes, police officials said Saturday. ‘The helicopters will...

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